14 August 2017

Middle School Visual Arts

We have had a busy start to the term in the Middle School Art room with NAIDOC week celebrated in Week 2. All students from Year 6 and 7, plus the Year 8 Art students took part in a stone decorating lesson. The boys were given various symbols and designs from the Aboriginal culture and asked to design and decorate a stone using the dot painting style.

The Year 8 Visual Art students have been experimenting with clay and trying their hand at the potter's wheel. The Year 8 programme has been designed to give the students a taste of many different avenues within the Visual Arts and trying out multiple mediums such as sculpture, drawing with various media, printing and computer aided design. We ran short taster sessions with the potter's wheel to show the boys not only a traditional craft but also to experience and try their hand at making a functional pot. The boys were mesmerised by this machine and found it great fun to participate as well as watching and cheering on their classmates. We have some very keen potters in the making!

Ms Joanna Walden

Visual Arts Teacher